Chicago, IL: Rand McNally & Company, 1980. First edition. Hard Cover. Small quarto, pp. 448, illustrated w/ b/w engravings. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #20750
A unique guide to the architecture of Europe and North America. It is a beautifully illustrated gazetteer to some 3500 buildings - treated region by region - and is specifically designed to satisfy the interests of a wide range of readers. This is the first major architectural guide to focus on regions while also pulling together the various strands of the historical styles. It helps the curious not only to see and recognize the buildings around them, but also to understand and appreciate the elements of architecture. From the Old House Journal reference library.